Image of Ruth White

Ruth White

1914-04-24 Perth Amboy - New Jersey - USA

Image of Ruth White


Ruth White was born on April 24, 1914 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA as Ruth Patricia White. She was an actress, known for Du silence et des ombres... (1962),Macadam cowboy (1969) and Pendez-les haut et court (1968). She died on December 3, 1969 in Perth Amboy. Her death, from cancer, was sudden and unexpected. She spent the final decade of her life as one of New York's most highly praised character actresses. She had sacrificed her career to care for an ailing parent, and when she returned to acting, she was in her mid-30s, overweight and without much promise of reviving her career. However, she scored great successes in the off-Broadway plays of Samuel Beckett (most notably "Happy Days"), appeared in Edward Albee's "Malcolm" (1966) and "Box" (1968), and earned a Tony nomination for her role in Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party" (1968). She earned an Emmy nomination for her role in the Hallmark Hall of Fame production of "Little Moon of Alban".


The Pursuit of Happiness Mrs. Popper 1971-02-23
The Reivers Miss Reba 1969-12-25
Midnight Cowboy Sally Buck 1969-05-25
No Way to Treat a Lady Mrs. Himmel 1968-03-20
A Lovely Way to Die Biddy, Cook 1968-07-12
Hang 'em High Madame Sophie 1968-07-31
Charly Mrs. Apple 1968-09-23
The Tiger Makes Out Mrs. Edna Kelly 1967-08-18
Up the Down Staircase Beatrice Schacter 1967-01-19
Cast a Giant Shadow Mrs. Chaison 1966-03-30
A Rage to Live Mrs. Bannon 1965-10-20
Baby the Rain Must Fall Miss Clara 1965-01-12
To Kill a Mockingbird Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose 1962-12-25
Lullaby Mother 1960-01-18
The Nun's Story Mother Marcella 1959-06-18
Edge of the City Mrs. Nordmann 1957-01-04
Summer Pavilion Belle Travers 1955-05-02